Stephanie Prichard is assistant professor of music education at the University of Maryland, where she teaches courses in instrumental music education and serves as co-advisor for the collegiate NAfME chapter. Prichard earned a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a Bachelor of Music in music education from the University of Maryland and a Master of Music in music education from Northwestern University.
Prior to her appointment at the University of Maryland, Prichard served as graduate instructor of music education at the University of Colorado, where she taught undergraduate courses in music education and supervised student teachers. Previously, she taught elementary and middle school band in Bowie, Maryland, and Alexandria, Virginia.
Prichard is an active researcher, specializing in music teacher identity development, music teacher education coursework and music learning during the adolescent years. She has presented research and scholarly work at the national symposium of the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), the national meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Desert Skies Symposium on Music Education Research and the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium. Her research and writing has been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education and the Music Educators Journal.